Broadening Perspectives

The Brackenridge Fellowship provides the unique experience of being able to talk with and connect with various students across many different disciplines. With this opportunity to learn from all the other Brackenridge recipients, I hope to obtain not only research tips and new ideas, but also to find ways in which an audience, who may…

Emily Wiley: Hellenistic and Roman Egyptian Non-binary Representation

MY PROJECT With this project, I aim to prove there are non-binary features and representation in the art and literature of of Hellenistic and Roman Egypt by looking at various sculpture pieces, art, and primary documents from Ancient Greek and Latin authors. Many of the art pieces will be analyzed after I help to 3D…

Introducing Poetry and Ritual in Augustus’ Secular Games in 17 B.C.E.

Marked by ritual games and sacrifices, the Ludi Saeculares, the Secular Games, mark a new age within the Roman empire, one of which was famously held by Emperor Augustus in 17 B.C.E.. The emperor then commissioned the lyric poet, Horace, to create the Carmen Saeculare, which contains much information contributing to these ritual practices during the games. In…